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Ginger-Pecan Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 finely ground toasted cups (7 ounces) pecans, plus 9 toasted pecan halves
  • 3 cups packed light-brown sugar, sifted
  • 6 large whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pint creme fraiche
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or more to taste
  • Glossy Caramel Icing
  • 1/4 ounce crystallized ginger, cut into thin strips
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Fruit and Stout Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 12 ounces (2 cups) prunes, pitted, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces (1 1/2 cups) golden raisins
  • 8 ounces (1 1/2 cups) currants
  • 1 1/4 cups stout, such as Guinness, plus more for dousing
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup light-brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
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Apple-Rhubarb Brown Betty

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces rhubarb (2 to 3 stalks), trimmed
  • 1 loaf brioche or other soft bread (6 ounces), crusts removed
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), melted, plus more for pan and topping
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced into quarter-inch-thick wedges
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
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Maple-Pecan Shortbread

Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup cake flour, (not self-rising)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves (about 2 1/4 ounces), finely chopped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure maple extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
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Rice Pilaf

Other Ideas:
Pilaf, Side dishes, Stock, White rice
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Mudslide Cookies

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Vanilla Bowl Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Soft Pretzels

Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast (1/4 ounce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • Vegetable oil, for baking sheets
  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pretzel salt
  • Assorted mustards, for serving
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Soft Pretzels

Other Ideas:
Eastern European
Ingredients
  • Warm water
  • 2 (1/4-ounce) packages rapid-rise yeast
  • 3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 6 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour
  • 4 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces, plus more for serving
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup pale ale-style beer
  • Pretzel salt
  • Mustard, for serving
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Chocolate Charms

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